By So Yeon Park, International School of Beijing
With the enthusiasm and vigor that MUN provides, it is no w
onder that some THIMUN participants have devoted a considerable amount of their high school life to the MUN program. Now that these veteran MUN-ers are graduating soon, they reminisce about their past MUN experiences at what is likely to be their last THIMUN-Singapore conference.
The delegate of Iran, Rosemary Lee (Chengdu International School), in the GA 2 committee, expresses her emotions and thoughts regarding her last THIMUN-Singapore conference: Lee had first participated in the THIMUN-Singapore conference in her junior year “as the delegate of the Russian Federation.” As she awaits the closing ceremony of THIMUN-Singapore VII, she simply “[can not] believe that this [is] already the [final] day of [her] last THIMUN-Singapore conference.” Yet, she remains hopeful and optimistic as she is certain that she will meet fellow delegates “at the real United Nations” in her future.
Some seniors like Judy Yen (Pacific American School), the delegate of Nambia in GA 2, who fell in love with the MUN program only recently, feel especially disappointed about ending their high school MUN careers so soon. Yen joined the MUN program in her “junior year as [she] transferred to [her current school]”, and pursued it until her senior year because of her genuine interest in the program. Although Yen is sad to see her high school MUN experience end, she has high hopes to “continue with [her MUN career] at university.”
Sean Liu (International Bilingual School at Hsinchu), a reporter for MUNITY-EAST, also shares his bittersweet feelings. Liu has “been on the press team since eighth grade” due to his passion for journalism. Liu is sure that he will be “[missing] it a lot” after graduation, since being on the MUN press team has always been a “great break [and] fun” for him.
As these dedicated MUN seniors take their steps forward and embark on their journey to college, they hope to carry with them these unforgettable memories and make use of the invaluable skills they have learned from MUN.